16 April 2009

Analaysis: Pirates "known" to Somali government

Somali's Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke tells the AP that pirate identities and networks are known to his government but they need help in going after these criminals. He said he would be willing to share such information, which includes money trails. Sharmarke said his government also had plans to establish 10 monitoring posts to track maritime activity. An unidentified Kenyan diplomat said Sharmarke's remarks are being taken seriously. (AP, 04/16/09)